Last updated on April 17th, 2017 at 08:56 am
These no bake healthy homemade chocolate protein bars are the perfect treat. They’re gluten free and packed with protein! All of the great taste you love without the guilt!
Who wouldn’t like healthy chocolate protein bars? This recipe is amazing and so easy!
It’s Back to School time as I host a week of ALL NEW back to school ideas by some of my favorite bloggers. You might not think of chocolate as a healthy back to school snack, but this recipe is just that!
I’m drooling over these No Bake Healthy Protein Chocolate Bars by Heidi from Parties for Pennies! A great homemade healthy after school snack and something moms will love too! Enjoy this delicious recipe.
Hey Party People! I’m Heidi Rew, lover of champagne and watermelon bubblegum. I adore entertaining and throwing beautiful parties on a budget. Thanks so much to Amy for letting me share a fun little recipe with you.
These No-Bake Healthy Chocolate Bars are the perfect before or after school treat. No worrying about high-fructose corn syrup. They’re gluten free and almost vegan (just the chocolate chips). And bonus – they’re packed with protein!
The only problem you may have is that they’re so delicious, you may want to hide them for your own treat stash.
How to make No Bake Healthy Chocolate Protein Bars
Before we start with the recipe, here’s what you’ll need:
- Gluten Free Oatmeal
- Cashew Meal (Found mine at Trader Joe’s)
- Organic Maple Syrup
- Dark Chocolate Chips
Kitchen Supplies –
- 9×9 pan (glass or metal)
- Parchment paper
- Food Processor
- Small Roller
- Glass or Oven-Proof Bowl
- Stovetop Pan (that’s smaller than the glass/oven-proof bowl)
Healthy Chocolate Protein Bars Recipe –
- 2 Dates (pitted)
- ½ cup Walnuts
- ½ cup Gluten Free Oatmeal
- 1½ cup Cashew Meal
- 2 tablespoons Organic Maple Syrup
- 1¾ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- pinch of salt
- In a food processor, mix the dates, walnuts, oatmeal and cashew meal until ground together.
- Add maple syrup, salt and mix until it forms a dough.
- Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper.
- Pour the dough into the pan and smooth it out with a spatula or small rolling pin.
- Create a double boiler by bringing water to boil in a small pan and placing a heat-proof bowl that is slightly larger than the pan over it. Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and stir until completely melted.
- Once the chocolate is melted, pour over the cookie layer in the pan.
- Place the pan in the refrigerator or freezer until completely hardened.
- Remove the protein bars by pulling on the sides of the parchment paper. Cut into squares or bars and serve.
One additional tip I forgot to include on the recipe sheet – when you pour the melted chocolate over the cookie layer, slightly shift the pan back and forth on the counter. This will help you achieve a smooth chocolate layer.
Click here for the Healthy Chocolate Bar Printable Recipe.
Hope you stop by Parties for Pennies for more party inspiration and ideas! Until then, Party On!
Watch how easy they are to make here…
Check out these other great Back to School ideas by Heidi!
- Jazz up your school supplies with DIY Notebook and Pencils.
- These Dip Paint Herb Planters would make great teacher gifts.
Heidi Rew shows you how to throw caviar-type parties on a hot dog budget through her blog, Parties for Pennies. She grew up the oldest of four kids, where her father was an elementary school teacher and her mom a stay-at-home parent. Having to pinch pennies growing up, helped to steer her creativity. Her background is as a radio personality in Atlanta, GA but her love for throwing fabulous Parties for Pennies established her as a professional blogger. Cultivating a community of party people, Heidi also contributes to Mohawk Flooring’s blog as well as featured on the nationally syndicated Better TV Show.